Less than 1% of users are keeping the entire mobile game industry afloat

Getting your mobile game to the top of the app charts isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s the simplest ones that become an instant hit. For that reason, creators often use a free-to-play model, allowing users to play a good chunk of the game before having to pay for access to additional levels or features. However, that’s risky business because there is no guarantee that the users will ever pay. A new report is highlighting that risk, showing that almost half of […]

7 Characteristics of a Successful Game Studio

Some of you have likely read Ed Catmull’s Creativity, Inc. The book dives into the creative process at Pixar and describes how the studio managed their creativity, which resulted in a seemingly endless string of blockbuster movies, and it provides insight into how Pixar maintained its creativity throughout tremendous growth. Reading the book had me reflecting on my own experience in game development, and pondering why some studios fare better than others, despite having fewer resources. Read more on www.deconstructoroffun.com  

Line is the world’s top-earning app publisher outside of gaming

Mobile games continue to earn nosebleed-inducing sums of money, but the world’s top-earning app publisher that isn’t a gaming company might surprise you. Excluding games, it was Line – the Japanese messaging platform that’s gunning to be much more – that topped App Annie’s 2015 ranking of app publishers based on combined revenue from iOS and Google Play. It’s actually the third year in a row that Line earned the superlative. Even with game publishers included, Line still managed to […]

‘Virtual Week’ brain game may have potential to help older adults remain independent longer

An international team of scientists has demonstrated that just one month of training on a “Virtual Week” computer brain game helps older adults significantly strengthen prospective memory – a type of memory that is crucial for planning, everyday functioning and independent living. Seniors who played the cognitive-training game “more than doubled” the number of prospective memory tasks performed correctly compared to control groups that performed other activities such as music classes. The promising results are reported by the Rotman Research […]

Fabulous Games will be at Pocket Gamer Connects 2016 London

Fabulous Games will be at Pocket Gamer Connects in London this year. This conference series reaches the heart of the mobile gaming industry and takes place from 18-19th January. Curated by the teams responsible for the world’s leading mobile gaming publications, it’s the essential event for anyone wanting to meet, hear, and learn from the leading figures from every corner of the mobile games industry. Over 4,400 people have so far attended our Pocket Gamer Connects conferences and have loved […]

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